Hume Community Housing shortlisted four times for the 2020 ZEST Awards
Hume Community Housing has been shortlisted for the 2020 ZEST Awards in the following categories:
- Outstanding Project Promoting Social Cohesion and Community Harmony: Cabramatta Seniors Complex
- Outstanding Community Partnership: Hume's Housing for People with Disability Team Partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance
- Outstanding Project in a Not For Profit: Housing Independence Program
- Outstanding Project in a Not For Profit: Hamilton@Fairfield
The ZEST Awards, run annually by the Western Sydney Community Forum, showcase the great work of the Western Sydney community sector and promote a positive image of the region.
Cabramatta Seniors Complex
Hume received funding through the Department of Communities and Justice's Social Housing Community Improvement Fund (SHCIF) to upgrade the Cabramatta Seniors Complex. We worked with this wonderful community of senior women to identify what they want their community to look, feel, and be like.
The end result included a revitalised garden area, featuring hand-painted butterflies, outdoor exercise equipment and new walkway safety railings. Our collaborative approach ensures our customers are able to determine what matters most to them.
Partnership with Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Aging parents Judith and Rudy realised one day that they needed to look beyond their capacity to care for their twins Kerry and Steven, 59, both with Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy Alliance care worker Angela referred the family to Hume Community Housing, and with her support, the twins were able to move together to a Hume home in South West Sydney.
Kerry and Steven now enjoy living in a purpose built supported environment, surrounded by care workers from CPA and employees from Hume whom they are familiar with. With their home and care services coordinated, parents Rudy and Judith are happy knowing their twins are in safe hands.
Housing Independence Program
Hume’s Housing Independence Program rapidly rehouses people who are without a home for up to 12 months. Hume, along with our service partners, support customers to develop their skills to sustain their tenancy, and in many cases secure housing independence through private rental.
The Housing Independence Program supports customers with budgeting, good tenancies practice, and negotiating payment plans for debts with real estate or social housing agencies.
Hume's development Hamilton@Fairfield is home to both social and affordable housing customers and features 8 studio apartments, 35 one-bedroom apartments, and 17 two-bedroom apartments across two towers. The development has boosted the supply of affordable rental housing in an area of much need and provides customers with access to a wide range of neighbourhood programs and services to support people to prosper.
A customer feedback survey found that, out of all Hume customers living at Hamilton@Fairfield:
- 100% are positive about their future
- 100% are comfortable with their neighbours
- 100% believe their neighbourhood is good.